As soon as it was officially announced that John Terry would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, the former England captain was linked with dozens of clubs across the planet.
Should John Terry decide to stay in the Premier League the he could end up at West Ham United as Slaven Bilic refused to rule out a move for the defender.
“Every manager and club would think about him because there aren’t many leaders like him.
“But, then again, we have experience in that position. We have good players in that position so never say never but I don’t think about that right now.”
Although the West Ham boss made it clear signing Terry is not a priority, his reluctance to quash any rumours has sent social media into overdrive as fans ponder just what it would be like to have the defender at London Stadium.
Terry’s wages could be a stumbling block as he would no doubt want to earn a large salary for what could very well be his final season in football, although the fact he’s available for free may encourage West Ham or any other club to make a deal happen, regardless of his wages.
Here’s how Hammers fans reacted on social media to the news of Terry’s links to the club:
Bilic on signing John Terry next season: ”Never say never” pic.twitter.com/CH26FNifpW
— West Ham Social (@WestHamSocial) April 18, 2017
@WestHamSocial Yeh let’s get the combined centre back age to 100 eh
— AlexCope (@Acope95) April 18, 2017
@WestHamSocial Giving youth a chance yeah…
— Wannes Blockx (@afrowanny) April 18, 2017
@WestHamSocial Toxic Tel won’t be welcomed no matter what
— richard (@richardduffin1) April 18, 2017
@WestHamSocial This is one time to say never
— Scott Davis父父父 (@h0ll0wm4n) April 18, 2017
@WestHamSocial Sack him now.
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) April 18, 2017
@WestHamSocial Get this clown out!
— Mr R (@Happyhammer68) April 18, 2017